This was 347th day of the year and 19 days remained in the year.

December 12 Birthdays

Frank Sinatra
1915–1998, American singer, actor.

John Jay
statesman (1745)

William Lloyd Garrison
abolitionist (1805)

Gustave Flaubert
novelist (1821)

Edvard Munch
painter (1863)

Edward G. Robinson
actor (1893)

Patrick O'Brian
novelist (1914)

Bob Barker
TV personality (1923)

Dionne Warwick
singer (1941)

Tracy Austin
tennis player (1962)

Jennifer Connelly
actor (1970)

December 12 in History


Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.


Joseph Rainey took his seat as the first African American in the U.S. House of Representatives.


The Mona Lisa was recovered in Florence after having been stolen two years earlier (August 1911) from the Louvre.


Kenya gained its independence from Britain.


The House Judiciary Committee approved a fourth and final article of impeachment against President Clinton.


The U.S. Supreme Court stopped the presidential election recount in Florida.


Yasir Arafat closed the offices of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

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